8 Ways to Integrate Real Estate Showing Software

8 Ways to Integrate Real Estate Showing Software

Integrating a real estate showing software is a great way for rental property managers and companies to streamline their business, save valuable time and money, and boost their business. But, not all real estate showing software programs are the same! It’s important for real estate professionals to thoroughly vet any new software to ensure that it will benefit their business in a positive way.

Rently, the premier real estate lockbox service, is designed with real estate professionals in mind. Using Sentrilock lockboxes and banking-level encryption technology, Rently’s real estate showing software allows potential renters to view rental properties without the physical presence of a property manager. This not only gives renters instant gratification, it frees up the valuable time of property managers.

If you’re thinking about integrating a real estate showing software, here are a few ways to do it successfully:

Weigh Your Options

As mentioned above, always be sure to weigh your options to ensure you find the real estate showing software that best suits the needs of yourself or your rental property management company. If you’re part of a company, consider putting together a group of agents that will be responsible for reviewing the features and benefits of each platform.

Request a Demo

Once you’ve found a few real estate showing software companies you’re interested in, be sure to request a demo to gain a better understanding of how the product truly works. This will help you envision the different ways that you can use the product.

Ensure it Works with Other Systems

Integration with other platforms is important in the real estate business. Rently, for example, allows you to import properties from platforms like Yardi, Appfolio, Propertyware and Buildium to name a few. It also allows you to syndicate your listings to a number of the industry’s leading sites, including realtor.com, zillow.com, homes.com and others.

Commit to the Implement

Technology is only useful if we commit to implementing it and using it. We have to give it a chance. When you select a real estate showing software that will work for you, be sure to take the time to implement it with care and make the commitment to put it into practice. This is particularly important if you’re implementing a new software throughout your entire office.

Encourage Adoption

This step is particularly important for rental property management companies or teams of agents who are working together to manage their properties. You must encourage adoption of the technology by your team members. This can be done by offering support (the next step), by offering incentives for implementation, or by having team training on the new product.

Offer Support and Training

Even the easiest technology can seem overwhelming to a busy real estate professional. But, if you’re a real estate property management company, be sure to take the time to offer support and training on the new product. When you do, you’ll find that your team will be more apt to utilize the software.

Request Feedback

As with all technologies that you implement, always ask your team —and your clients— for their feedback. How is it working? What have been the results? Can you benefit from additional features? With Rently, we offer a host of additional features that help make our real estate showing software a complete one-stop package.

Make it Fun

Lastly, make it fun! Gamification is a great way to encourage the adoption of technology throughout your property management company —by creating games, incentives and fun ways to encourage team members to participate.

Get More Rental Showings with Rently

If you’re thinking about implementing a real estate showing software to boost your business, we encourage you to browse the Rently website and to contact us with any questions you may have. We’re always just a phone call away and look forward to showing you how Rently can increase your business with less effort and time. Learn more today!

4 Ways Rently’s Real Estate Showing Service Ensures Safety

4 Ways Rently’s Real Estate Showing Service Ensures Safety

As a real estate property manager, you put yourself at risk every day —it’s just not something we talk about regularly. The day-to-day tasks of real estate, from meeting new clients to showing properties, letting strangers in your car, and even marketing yourself online, open property managers up to a wealth of situations that could jeopardize their personal safety. But, that’s all changing!

Enter Rently, the industry’s premier real estate showing service, which enables property managers to allow self-service showings of their vacant properties to verified potential tenants. Here are just a few of the ways that Rently’s real estate showing service ensures property manager safety:

You’re Only Letting Verified Renters Inside

Rently’s real estate showing service was created with improved security in mind. With Rently, renters must register online with a valid credit card and are only given one-time access when they are at the property. This not only helps weed out lookie-loos or those simply looking to case the property for a future break-in, but helps to ensure that the renter is actually serious about looking for a rental.

What’s more, Rently constantly monitors activity logs to make sure your properties are secure, and reports are available to property managers so owners can feel confident in the process.

You’re Mitigating Property Damage

With over 4 million check-ins nationwide (and growing), we’ve never had a serious case of a renter using Rently to cause damage to a property. We won’t lie, property management is often about mitigating risk, and the best way to mitigate exposure to risk is to get a renter in the property with a signed lease —but that’s not always possible.

We use the same precautions as the car rental or hotel industries —taking a valid credit card and verifying that their SmartPhone so the renter is on the hook for any damage done during a self-showing. This means the system polices itself, because your renters are looking to keep their credit in tact, which means being responsible.

If there is an incident of any kind, you are able to report it directly to your Rently Client Success Manager for resolution. We have your back.

You Don’t Need to Meet (or Drive Around) Strangers

Self-service showings are growing in popularity across the country, and it’s not just because they fulfill the potential tenant’s need for instant gratification. Property managers love the added security and safety that comes from not having to meet strangers at vacant properties or drive them around on a tour of properties.

The National Association of Realtors® suggests that you should always meet new clients at your office so colleagues know who you’re meeting with. They also suggest that you take a copy of the person’s driver’s license for added precaution prior to putting them in your car for a tour. These are great steps to take, but they do not mitigate the risk quite like a self-service showing.

You’ve Got Eyes on Who’s In and Out

When you use Rently’s real estate showing service, you also have the added security of knowing who goes in the property, and when. Rently will send you a real-time email with the name and number of the prospective renter as they check-in to see your property. Additionally, you can always log back into the Rently management portal to view detailed activity logs for each property you have listed with Rently.

Get to Know the Premier Real Estate Showing Service

With all this technology available to property managers, why risk your safety? Learn more about Rently’s real estate showing service by browsing our website and blog, and don’t hesitate to connect with a member of our team today! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

How Rental Property Management Companies Can Use Rently

How Rental Property Management Companies Can Use Rently

Whether you’re a solo-show property manager, one of the biggest property management companies in the country, or anywhere in between, there are a number of ways that you can use Rently to streamline and optimize your real estate business. Designed with you in mind, Rently is a real estate lockbox company that has made self-service showings a reality in all 50 states.

Here are just a few of the ways that rental property management companies (and the solo-show property manager) can use Rently:

To Save Time and Money

In the real estate business, time IS money! With Rently, rental property management companies can save valuable time and money by implementing self-service showings that allow potential renters to view properties without the property manager present.

Not only does this save the manager’s time and travel expenses, but it allows potential renters to quickly and easily access the property —thus allowing the to make faster decisions.

To Have More Showings with Less Effort

Rently also allows rental property management companies to syndicate their listings to a number of websites —including realtor.com, zillow.com, homes.com and trulia.com. Not only will this syndication promote and market your listings with ease, it will direct potential renters through the self-service showing process using Rently lockboxes.

This means more showings with less effort for property managers and companies alike. And, who doesn’t love that?

To Let Renters View Listings on Their Own

We all know that no two days in real estate are ever the same. Property managers are busy handling everything from maintenance issues to collecting rent and screening tenants. But, with Rently, one of the most time-consuming tasks of property management — the showing process— is streamlined.

With the Rently lockbox, potential renters can view listings on their own. Gone are the days of cancelling meetings to run across town only to find out a potential renter didn’t show. No longer do you have to waste time with looky-loos who have no intention of actually renting the property. Stay at the office, let renters view the property on their own, and get real-time alerts about who is viewing the property and when.

Rently’s system securely allows verified potential renters to view properties at their convenience, eliminating one of the biggest hassles of the property management field.

To Beat Out the Competition

The true power of Rently lies in its ability to leverage technology and time-management to beat out the competition; and for rental property management companies, this is vital. While your competition is fielding phone calls and working to schedule and reschedule showings, property management companies that utilize Rently can quickly and easily allow verified renters access to the rentals they’re interested in.

They can view the property, make decisions and rent the property —all in less time than traditional showing process.

To Make Property Owners Happy

Any property manager will tell you that keeping your clients happy is paramount. With Rently, managers have access to lead reporting they can share with their owner clients to demonstrate the activity on the listing. Not only will your property owners be happy that you’re utilizing the latest lockbox technology, they’ll also be thrilled that you can share accurate and real-time statistics on showings.

Can you do that with a traditional lockbox?

To Manage More Rentals

When property managers free themselves from the chains of in-person showings, they can spend more time on securing, marketing and renting properties. This allows rental property management companies to optimize their time and manage more rentals. Need more proof? Check out some of our testimonials.

Getting Started with Rently

Whether you’re a rental property management company or a single agent, we invite you to learn more about how Rently can improve and optimize your business. Feel free to explore our blog for more great content on lockbox services, and connect with us today to get started. We’re just a phone call away and look forward to hearing from you soon!